Discovery Camp

For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade by the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Important Dates, Times, and Prices

Discovery Camp is offered in half day and full day sessions:

Mornings, Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$175 for Members, $225 for Non-Members per week
Afternoons, Monday through Friday: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$130 for Members, $180 for Non-Members per week

Full Day, Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

$305 for Members, $405 for Non-Members per week

Early Drop Off
Drop off your camper as early as 8:00 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays for $10/camper/day.
Due to first-day check in, there is no early drop off on Mondays.

Extended Day
Pick up your camper as late as 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for $15/camper/day. 
There is no late pick up on Fridays. Pick up after 5:00 p.m. or after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays will result in additional fees. 

Lunch & Snacks

Lunch is available for Discovery Full Day only and may be purchased at the time of registration for $30 per week. Please choose your choice of sandwich when you register your camper. All lunches include a sandwich, fruit or cookie, chips, and a juice box. The sandwich is the same every day.

You may also choose to send your child to Camp with lunch. If you choose to send lunch, please note that your child will need to carry their lunch with them (all Zoo Campers receive a complimentary Zoo Camp backpack) as we do not have refrigeration. 

Pizza Fridays! As always, all full-day Campers (regardless if they purchased lunch from the Zoo or not) will have cheese pizza and pop on Fridays.

Snacks: A light snack will be provided every day for no charge. Your Camper is welcome to bring their own snack if they prefer.

Note about allergies: If your child has any food allergies, you may contact us at for a list of snacks and their ingredients. You may also read more about our allergy and medication policy and protocol under the FAQ “What if my child has allergies?” You are always welcome to send your own snacks or lunches as well.

Summer Schedule & Weekly Themes

All Camps have a strict limited capacity and cannot be exceeded. It requires a lot of planning to make Zoo Camp great, so registration will close promptly 14 calendar days prior to the start of week of each camp or once capacity is met.


Animal Habitats 
An animal’s home must provide all of the necessities of life: food, water, and shelter. Campers will examine what home must have to make sure an animal’s needs are being met. (Weeks D and G)

Wildlife Heroes
Campers will learn how to be conservation superheroes making positive impacts in the environment while solving a zoo camp mystery. (Weeks B, E, and H)

Sense-ational Zoo
Sight, Smell, and Sound will be our focus as campers utilize their senses to explore animals, their home, and their meals. (Weeks C, F, and I)


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Cancellation and Refund Policy

We are proud to announce our new partnership with the National Inclusion Project to benefit Zoo Campers with special needs, including physical disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders, and attention deficit disorders.